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The Grawemeyer Awards

The Grawemeyer Awards are five annual prizes given in the fields of music, political science, psychology, education and religion. They were founded by H. Charles Grawemeyer to help make the world a better place.
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Work on Christianity and race earns religion prize

Work on Christianity and race earns religion prize

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Why has Christianity, a religion based on love, failed in its attempts to heal racial division?

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Peer power can transform teaching, say education prize winners

Peer power can transform teaching, say education prize winners

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Treat them with respect, let them learn from their peers and give them the freedom to make decisions as a team.

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Scientist who links emotion, memory wins psychology award

Scientist who links emotion, memory wins psychology award

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A brain scientist who helped explain how our emotions affect what we learn and remember has won the 2015 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology.

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Weiner wins world order award for clan study

Weiner wins world order award for clan study

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Understanding clan-based cultures is critical to the survival of modern democracies, says a legal historian who has won the 2015 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.

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Rihm wins music prize for piece evoking ‘dark colors’

Rihm wins music prize for piece evoking ‘dark colors’

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – “IN-SCHRIFT 2,” an orchestral work that explores the boundaries of musical space, has earned German composer Wolfgang Rihm the 2015 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.

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2014 Grawemeyer Award talks announced

All five events are free and open to the public. Click the links for details on each.

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Tanya Luhrmann Wins Grawemeyer Religion Prize

Tanya Luhrmann Wins Grawemeyer Religion Prize

American evangelical practices of prayer can train the mind to experience God, says the winner of the 2014 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion.

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Ravitch wins Grawemeyer education award

Ravitch wins Grawemeyer education award

Education historian Diane Ravitch once supported education reform, but now she sees it as a series of “mistaken policies” that have corrupted public schools.

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Damasio wins Grawemeyer psychology award

Damasio wins Grawemeyer psychology award

A California scholar who proposed that emotions play an integral role in human reasoning and decision-making has won the 2014 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology.

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Hymans wins Grawemeyer world order prize

Hymans wins Grawemeyer world order prize

A book explaining why nuclear weapons programs in many developing nations have been prone to inefficiency and failure has won the 2014 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.

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